Kansas vs Baylor Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/22/2020
Game: Kansas Jayhawks vs Baylor Bears
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Baylor -2
The Kansas Jayhawks head to Ferrell Center to take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this game has Baylor as 2 point favorites.
Kansas comes into this game with an overall record of 23-3. They currently have a point differential of 14.8 as they are averaging 75.5 points per game while giving up 60.7 per contest. Baylor has an overall record of 24-1. They are averaging 71.2 points per game and surrendering 58.2, good for a point differential of 13.0.
Valuable Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 16-10-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas Jayhawks are 9-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 17-8-0 against the spread this season
The Baylor Bears are 10-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
11/09/19 F Jalen Wilson Ankle is out indefinitely
11/05/19 F Mitch Lightfoot Redshirt is out for season
01/22/20 F Silvio De Sousa Suspension is OUT next 12 games
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
02/21/20 G MaCio Teague Wrist is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
Devon Dotson comes into this game averaging 18.4 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Udoka Azubuike averages 12.8 points per contest in 27.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 9.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 73% for the season while his free throw percentage is 43%.
Jared Butler scores 15.6 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. MaCio Teague averages 14.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.0 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas averages 75.5 points per contest, which is 69th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 67th in the nation. They average 38.7 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 46th and 82nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 208th with 12.8 per game. The Jayhawks allow 60.7 points per contest, which is 7th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 41st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 55th, and they allow 11.7 assists per game which puts them in 106th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 182nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Baylor is 175th in the nation with 71.2 points per contest this season. They are 209th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 13.0. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 91st in the NCAA. They are 73rd in D-1 in rebounding with 37.8 boards per contest and 118th in assists per game with 13.8. The Bears are 286th in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Bears give up 58.2 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 56th in those defensive statistics. They rank 54th with 10.9 dimes allowed per game and 79th with 33.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Bears are 288th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest this year.
The Jayhawks have an offensive rating of 109.5, which is ranked 33rd. They are 227th in college basketball in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 20th. As a unit they are 34th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 274th in D-1. Kansas is 201st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Baylor is 284th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions. The Bears are 68th in the country in offensive rating with 106.8. In terms of pace they are 300th in Division 1 with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 190th. As a team they are 207th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 188th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kansas/Baylor college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kansas +2
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